1956 Full Moons, calendar of full moons in 1956

The 1956 Full Moon Calendar will help you look back at the full moons in 1956, lunar eclipses and a seasonal blue moon that occurred during the year.

A full moon occurs when the Earth is directly between the Sun and Moon so that the moon looks completely illuminated when you look at it. It happens about once a month or, 29.53 days on average.

Watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the calendar of 1956 full moons

The full moon calendar of the full moon dates in 1956 with exact times and dates when they occurred in the U.S. Eastern Time Zone adjusted for Daylight Saving Time for part of the year.

Full Moon Calendar 1956

The dates and times of the 1956 full moons were:

January 27, 1956 at 9:40 AM – Super Wolf Moon

The January 1956 Full Moon was on Friday, January 27 at 9:40 AM. The Super Wolf Moon was the second full moon of Winter. The January Full Moon was the full moon in Leo.

February 25, 1956 at 8:42 PM – Super Snow Moon

The February 1956 Full Moon was on Saturday, February 25 at 8:42 PM. The Super Snow Moon was the last full moon of Winter. The February Full Moon was the full moon in Virgo.

March 26, 1956 at 8:11 AM – Full Worm Moon

The March 1956 Full Moon was on Monday, March 26 at 8:11 AM. The Full Worm Moon was the first full moon of Spring. The March Full Moon was the full moon in Libra.

April 24, 1956 at 8:40 PM – Full Pink Moon

The April 1956 Full Moon was on Tuesday, April 24 at 8:40 PM. The Full Pink Moon was the second full moon of Spring. The April Full Moon was the full moon in Scorpio.

May 24, 1956 at 11:26 AM – Full Flower Moon

The May 1956 Full Moon was on Thursday, May 24 at 11:26 AM. The Full Flower Moon was the last full moon of Spring. The May Full Moon was the full moon in Sagittarius. The May 1956 Lunar Eclipse on May 24 was a Partial Lunar Eclipse.

June 23, 1956 at 2:13 AM – Full Strawberry Moon

The June 1956 Full Moon was on Saturday, June 23 at 2:13 AM. The Full Strawberry Moon was the first full moon of Summer. The June Full Moon was the full moon in Capricorn.

July 22, 1956 at 5:29 PM – Full Buck Moon

The July 1956 Full Moon was on Sunday, July 22 at 5:29 PM. The Full Buck Moon was the second full moon of Summer. The July Full Moon was the full moon in Capricorn.

August 21, 1956 at 8:38 AM – Full Sturgeon Moon

The August 1956 Full Moon was on Tuesday, August 21 at 8:38 AM. The Full Sturgeon Moon was the third full moon of Summer. The August Full Moon was the full moon in Aquarius. As the third full moon in a season with four, the August Full Moon was called a seasonal blue moon.

September 19, 1956 at 11:19 PM – Full Harvest Moon

The September 1956 Full Moon was on Wednesday, September 19 at 11:19 PM. The Full Harvest Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The September Full Moon was the full moon in Pisces.

October 19, 1956 at 1:25 PM – Full Hunter’s Moon

The October 1956 Full Moon was on Friday, October 19 at 1:25 PM. The Full Hunter’s Moon was the first full moon of Autumn. The October Full Moon was the full moon in Aries.

November 18, 1956 at 1:44 AM – Beaver Blood Moon

The November 1956 Full Moon was on Sunday, November 18 at 1:44 AM. The Beaver Blood Moon was the second full moon of Autumn. The November Full Moon was the full moon in Taurus. The November 1956 Lunar Eclipse on November 18 was a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called a Blood Moon.

December 17, 1956 at 2:06 PM – Super Cold Moon

The December 1956 Full Moon was on Monday, December 17 at 2:06 PM. The Super Cold Moon was the last full moon of Autumn. The December Full Moon was the full moon in Gemini.

What are the phases of the moon?

The four primary phases are the new moon, the first quarter, the full moon, and the last quarter. The minor phases are the waxing crescent, the waxing gibbous, the waning gibbous, and the waning crescent.

The lunar month lasts an average of 29.53 days and begins with the new moon. The first quarter moon occurs between the new moon and the full moon.

A full moon occurs in the middle of the lunar month when the Earth is directly between the Sun and the Moon, so the moon looks completely illuminated. The last quarter moon occurs after the full moon and before the next new moon.

Watercolor of the moon on a starry background for the calendar of 1956 full moons


Sources

The dates and exact time provided by NASA for the United States (USA) Eastern Time Zone, including major cities such as New York, unless otherwise stated, and adjusted for Daylight Savings Time for part of the year. Since your local timezone may be different, the exact dates may shift for your calendar. The supermoon calculations are based on those by AstroPixels.